Dialogues on Mobile Communication

Author: Adriana de Souza e Silva

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315534602

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 486

In this book, top scholars in the field of mobile communication discuss the major issues related to the use of mobile phones in today’s society, such as the tension between private and public, youth mobile culture, creative appropriations of mobile devices, and mobile methods. Each chapter unfolds as an open dialogue between scholars and graduate students of communication. They contain an introduction by a student, followed by a short lecture and a question and answer section with the students, and a closing statement by a student that responds to the scholar’s argument. The book is a valuable resource not only for individuals interested in mobile communication, but also students and teachers willing to use the affordances of mobile media to expand the physical boundaries of classrooms and promote collaborative learning practices.
The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society

Author: Rich Ling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190864392

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1000

View: 553

Mobile communication has dramatically changed over the past decade with the diffusion of smartphones. Unlike the basic 2G mobile phones, which "merely" facilitated communication between individuals on the move, smartphones allow individuals to communicate, to entertain and inform themselves, to transact, to navigate, to take photos, and countless other things. Mobile communication has thus transformed society by allowing new forms of coordination, communication, consumption, social interaction, and access to news/entertainment. All of this is regardless of the space in which users are immersed. Set in the context of the developed and the developing world, The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society updates current scholarship surrounding mobile media and communication. The 43 chapters in this handbook examine mobile communication and its evolving impact on individuals, institutions, groups, societies, and businesses. Contributors examine the communal benefits, social consequences, theoretical perspectives, organizational potential, and future consequences of mobile communication. Topics covered include, among many other things, trends in the Global South, location-based services, and the "appification" of mobile communication and society.
Mediated Communication

Author: Philip M. Napoli

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110481129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 694

View: 908

Media scholarship has responded to a rapidly evolving media environment that has challenged existing theories and methods while also giving rise to new theoretical and methodological approaches. This volume explores the state of contemporary media research. Focusing on Intellectual Foundations, Theoretical Perspectives, Methodological Approaches, Context, and Contemporary Issues, this volume is a valuable resource for media scholars and students.
Children and Mobile Phones

Author: Barrie Gunter

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789730371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 610

This book examines research and relevant theory on the role of mobile phones in the lives of children and young people, how these technologies are used for different applications, the effects that mobile phones have on young people, and the challenges of regulating and controlling the technology and its use.
Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Author: Michael E. Auer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319751757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 980

View: 892

Interactive mobile technologies have now become the core of many—if not all—fields of society. Not only do the younger generation of students expect a mobile working and learning environment, but also the new ideas, technologies and solutions introduced on a nearly daily basis also boost this trend. Discussing and assessing key trends in the mobile field were the primary aims of the 11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL2017), which was held in Thessaloniki from 30 November to 01 December 2017. Since being founded in 2006, the conference has been devoted to new approaches in interactive mobile technologies, with a focus on learning. The IMCL conferences have in the meanwhile become a central forum of the exchange of new research results and relevant trends, as well as best practices. This book contains papers in the fields of: Future Trends and Emerging Mobile Technologies Design and Development of Mobile Learning Apps and Content Mobile Games—Gamification and Mobile Learning Adaptive Mobile Environments Augmented Reality and Immersive Applications Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning Digital Technology in Sports Mobile Health Care and Training Multimedia Learning in Music Education 5G Network Infrastructure Case Studies Real-World Experiences The content will appeal to a broad readership, including policymakers, academics, educators, researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, school teachers, the learning industry, further education lecturers, etc.
The Reconstruction of Space and Time

Author: Rich Ling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351475419

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 634

One of the most significant and obvious examples of how mobile communication influences our understanding of time and space is how we coordinate with one another. Mobile communication enables us to call specific individuals, not general places. Regardless of location, we are able to make contact with almost anyone, almost anywhere. This advancement has changed, and continues to change, human interaction. Now, instead of agreeing on a particular time well beforehand, we can iteratively work out the most convenient time and place to meet at the last possible moment--on the way to the meeting or once we arrive at the destination.In their early days, mobile devices were primarily used for various types of emergency situations and for work. In some cases, the device was an essential element in various business operations or used so that overseas workers could communicate with their families. The distance between a remote posting and the people back home was suddenly and dramatically reduced. People began to share these devices not necessarily out of economic issues, but also questions of family and interpersonal dynamics.The process of sharing decisions as to who is a legitimate partner makes the nature of relationships more explicit. By examining the economy of sharing, we not only see how sharing mobile phones restructures social space, but are also given insight into an individual's web of interactions. This cutting-edge book deals with modern ways of thinking about communication and human interaction; it will illuminate the ways in which mobile communication alters our experience with space and time.
Smartphone Communication

Author: Francisco Yus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000433142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 976

This book offers a unique model for understanding the cognitive underpinnings, interactions and discursive effects of our evolving use of smartphones in everyday app-mediated communication, from text messages and GIFs to images, video and social media apps. Adopting a cyberpragmatics framework, grounded in cognitive pragmatics and relevance theory, it gives attention to how both the particular interfaces of different apps and users’ personal attributes influence the contexts and uses of smartphone communication. The communication of emotions – in addition to primarily linguistic content – is foregrounded as an essential element of the kinds of ever-present paralinguistic and phatic communication that characterises our exchange of memes, GIFs, "likes," and image- and video-based content. Insights from related disciplines such as media studies and sociology are incorporated as the author unpacks the timeliest questions of our digitally mediated age. Aimed primarily at scholars and graduate students of communication, linguistics, pragmatics, media studies, and sociology of mass media, Smartphone Communication traffics in topics that will likewise engage upper-level undergraduate students.
Trust and New Technologies

Author: T. Kautonen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848445086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 314

For scholars interested in how social concepts such as trust impact on new technologies, this is undoubtedly a valuable contribution. Ian Grant, Telecommunications Policy . . . the editors have managed to provide a comprehensive overview of current conceptual and empirical research on trust-related issues from multiple perspectives. . . Trust and New Technologies is an enlightening collection of research papers on trust. The book should be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers focusing on the applications of new technologies in marketing and business management. Since trust also is a key concept in information behaviour studies, researchers interested in this field will also find this book a useful resource. Madely du Perez, Australian Library Journal This book is a timely collection of research papers on one of the most critical subjects on the internet. It explores a wide range of trust related issues from multiple perspectives, and by researchers from around Europe and America. The papers address the different roles that trust plays in consumer marketing in online environments, in mobile media, and in organizational relations. The issues highlighted are relevant to both academics and practitioners. Feng Li, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Trust and New Technologies presents versatile new research that illustrates the different roles that trust plays in the marketing and management of new technologies. The authors provide a comprehensive and much needed overview of the current state of conceptual and empirical research in the topical area of trust and new technologies. Comprising of sixteen chapters, the book is divided thematically into three sections: consumer trust in online environments trust and mobile media new technologies and trust within and between organizations. This enlightening book will be of great interest to scholars, practitioners and research students focusing on the applications of new technologies in marketing and management. Trust researchers across business disciplines and the social sciences will also find this timely and unique book a constructive resource.
Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age

Author: Ozgen, Ozlen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522584926

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 863

The mass production and diversification of media have accelerated the development of popular culture. This has started a new trend in consumerism of desiring new consumption objects and devaluing those consumption objects once acquired, thus creating a constant demand for new items. Pop culture now canalizes consumerism both with advertising and the marketing of consumerist lifestyles, which are disseminated in the mass media. The Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age discusses interdisciplinary perspectives on media influence and consumer impacts in a globalizing world due to modern communication technology. Featuring research on topics such as consumer culture, communication ethics, and social media, this book is ideally designed for managers, marketers, researchers, academicians, and students.
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Behaviours

Author: Anna Esposito

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540764427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 944

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the COST Action 2102 International Workshop on Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Behaviours held in Vietri sul Mare, Italy, in March 2007. The twenty six revised full papers presented together with one introductory paper comprise carefully reviewed and selected participants’ contributions and invited lectures given at the workshop. The papers are organized in topical sections.
Cyberspaces and Global Affairs

Author: Sean S. Costigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317155201

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 463

From the "Facebook" revolutions in the Arab world to the use of social networking in the aftermath of disasters in Japan and Haiti, to the spread of mobile telephony throughout the developing world: all of these developments are part of how information and communication technologies are altering global affairs. With the rise of the social web and applications like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, scholars and practitioners of international affairs are adapting to this new information space across a wide scale of issue areas. In conflict resolution, dialogues and communication are taking the form of open social networks, while in the legal realm, where cyberspace is largely lawless space, states are stepping up policing efforts to combat online criminality and hackers are finding new ways around increasingly sophisticated censorship. Militaries are moving to deeply incorporate information technologies into their doctrines, and protesters are developing innovative uses of technology to keep one step ahead of the authorities. The essays and topical cases in this book explore such issues as networks and networked thinking, information ownership, censorship, neutrality, cyberwars, humanitarian needs, terrorism, privacy and rebellion, giving a comprehensive overview of the core issues in the field, complemented by real world examples.
Moving Cultures

Author: André H. Caron

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773576575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 679

André Caron and Letizia Caronia look at teenagers' use of text messaging to chat, flirt, and gossip. They find that messaging among teens has little to do with sending shorthand information quickly. Instead, it is a verbal performance through which young people create culture. Moving Cultures argues that teenagers have domesticated and reinterpreted this technology.